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ERIC Number: ED530525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-0-8389-1151-8
Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries, Third Edition
Kahn, Miriam B.
ALA Editions
Fire, water, mold, construction problems, power-outages--mishaps like these can not only bring library services to a grinding halt, but can also destroy collections and even endanger employees. Preparing for the unexpected is the foundation of a library's best response. Expert Kahn comes to the rescue with this timely update of the best step-by-step, how-to guide for preparing and responding to all types of library disasters. This completely revised third edition offers: (1) Quick and efficient guidance for creating protocols and response plans tailored to your own institution; (2) Pointers for handling all kinds of library materials when damaged; (3) The latest information on preparing for technology recovery; (4) Up-to-date information on prevention equipment and materials; and (5) Dozens of reproducible checklists and forms, and a comprehensive list of resources. Kahn's guide gives libraries the tools they need to face any emergency, no matter the size or scope. [For the first edition, "Disaster Response and Planning for Libraries", see ED415907.]
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Library Association